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LENZING AG has taken over the entire Tencel group of companies, effective from 4 May 2004.

Strong, soft, high-density absorbent materials claimed to have superior absorption properties are disclosed in European Patent 1 408 147 by Rayonier.

Belgian loom builder NV Michel Van de Wiele has developed a method of making face-to-face pile fabrics.

Ticona is expanding its liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) plant in Shelby, North Carolina, USA.

A novel construction intended for tufting pile yarns has been developed by USA's Honeywell Performance Fibers.

A process for making a bioabsorbable self-expanding stent is disclosed in US Patent 6 719 934 by the SciMed division of Boston Scientific.

Molnlycke Health Care opened an extension to its factory premises located in Karvina close to Ostrava in the eastern part of the Czech Republic.

Coagulation spinning can produce fibres, ribbons and yarns of carbon nanotubes, according to US Patent 6 682 677.

A filament nonwoven with greater strength in the cross-machine direction (CD) is the subject of European Patent EP 1 382 731.

Freudenberg Nonwovens Japan Vilene Co and a number of Chinese partners have combined to form a filter company in Changchun, People's Republic of China.

A wrist bandage for immobilizing the wrist is outlined in US Patent 6 730 053 by Beiersdorf.

Impregnating a textile with an unfilled polyurethane (PU) composition that subsequently cures produces a composite with greater strength and dimensional stability compared with those made using fil

An absorbent article with an improved, wet-formed absorbent structure has been developed by Kimberly-Clark.

A self-adhesive bandage for stabilizing and fixing joints and extremities is outlined in US Patent 6 713 659 by Beiersdorf of Hamburg, Germany.

Ciba Specialty Chemicals has launched a new peroxide-free polymer modifier for nonwoven fabrics used in, for example, diapers and other hygiene products.

Japan's Howa Textile Industry Co Ltd has developed a sunshade for a vehicle's sunroof, as well as a way of making this component.

DuPont claims its latest roofing material is tougher but softer handling than earlier types.

Disposable absorbent articles with superior liquidhandling performance in combination with improved skin aeration, such as improved breathability performance, have been developed by Procter & G

An apparatus for making a laminate designed as an adjustable covering for architectural openings is the subject of US Patent 6 712 311.

A side-curtain airbag with at least two spaced apart inflation chambers is described in International Patent WO 02/092335.

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